This summer I am interning at the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. The National Forum was established in 2000 and since then has focused on promoting and supporting higher education for the public good. I am thrilled and privileged to be able to work with them.
I first heard about the National Forum through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at U of M, and I was greatly interested in the Policy Analysis Project they were working on. I was able to join them in this project and since then I have worked alongside them, researching, learning, and discovering. When they offered me the opportunity to continue to work on this project during the summer I felt tremendously honored.
I expect to continue to learn more about conducting research through this internship, specifically writing a literature review as this will be the main focus of the work I do this summer. A possible challenge that I foresee is communicating with the project leader as he will not be in Ann Arbor, but I hope to communicate with him constantly via email.